March 15, 2018
“For you Mother” Mom, over the years we had some discussions about many things, but many of those conversations would at times touch on the matter of faith!
Your son Franklin, my brother told me often especially in his latter days on this earth that, and I quote, “Larry, Mom is a beautiful woman and a great Mother, I love her with all my heart, we’re so lucky to have Mom as our Mother!” And of course I knew Frankie was right, even if I were irritated over one thing or another, I felt the same feelings in my heart and knew we were “blessed” in many ways to have you and Dad as our parents while in the life on earth. Now you have moved to your final home forever with God our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus whom you were so devoted to in your thoughts, prayers and actions.
I know we are blessed additionally by all the rosaries you did over the years and I want to thank you again for doing that for us. The power of prayer is unstoppable and undeniable, as I’m certain many things that could have gone haywire or been much worse than they were in my life and all of your other children’s lives over the many years; were often kept back from the brink, never going so far off course that we wouldn’t have a way to reconcile the problem, or difficulty, because your prayers made the difference!
You and Dad taught us many important lessons about life giving us more insight as we grew in our own wisdom. And, there were times when we felt that no one was there to comfort and assist us even as adults at times, other than you and Dad. How does that line go, “I couldn’t have done it without you,” well that would have to be it in a nutshell as far as I’m concerned. There were so many junctures in my life where either you or Dad helped me to stay on track and if I fell, I was sure I could get back up and get through what I needed to because of your encouragement and all those “prayers!”
I know that you are going to still be helping us with Dad and others from where you are now through the Glory of God; by means of the Holy Spirit,” because now that you have joined our heavenly Father you are part of that amazing, spiritual Almighty power over all things that God created. So, as I mentioned how I couldn’t have done it without you, I still believe that holds true, and I know in my heart and soul that you and Dad will still be helping us in ways that God the Father will want. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven,” right Mom?
I am very happy that you are there now Mother, and I will try even harder now to do God’s will as best I can, so that I too can be there where you are, when my time comes to leave this earthly life. I’ll be thinking of you often and any bit of sadness I feel in my missing you, will turn quickly to happiness in my heart and a rejoicing in my soul, knowing that you are now home where you belong, as you are happy beyond my comprehension!
Your Loving Son,
Lorenzo (Lawrence) Morra III